Foreword (May 2022)


By John Thisgaard, Jenny Awad (FoodLegal Bulletin Co-Editors) and Joe Lederman (FoodLegal Chairperson and Co-Editor)

Welcome to the May 2022 edition of FoodLegal Bulletin!


1.     Upcoming FoodLegal training courses

Limited places are available for the following FoodLegal training courses:

Trending Claims

This workshop will empower you to assess the regulatory risk of the latest emerging and trending claims including ‘sustainable’, ‘natural’, ‘vegan-friendly’, ‘healthy’ and more.

Tickets available for 11 May 2022 – Book here

Food Labelling 101

This workshop will dive into the nitty gritty of food labelling and how to make your food labels compliant for any products being sold or imported into Australia and New Zealand.

Tickets available for 24 August 2022 – Book here


2.     In this May 2022 edition of FoodLegal Bulletin

In this FoodLegal Bulletin, our FREE article “Current developments in food law and policy in Australia and internationally” updates the latest in regulatory developments and news.

In “Changes to infant formula requirements from FSANZ Proposal P1028” we examine the proposed changes to infant formula requirements in Australia and New Zealand, and how they could impact infant formula manufacturers and importers.

In “Does voluntarily including an ingredients list mean you need to comply with all the PEAL laws?”, we discuss whether certain allergen labelling exemptions apply in the event that a food business chooses to include voluntarily a statement of ingredients on pack.

In “Possible penalties for breaches of the Trade Measurement regulations”, we explore the potential regulatory consequences and enforcement actions that could be triggered if a business does not comply with prescribed Trade Measurement requirements.

In “The new regulatory category for Very Low Energy Diet products: what food businesses need to know”, we consider the impact of this regulatory change, and how it will affect businesses looking to supply Very Low Energy Diet products in Australia and New Zealand.

In “What does a US GRAS notification mean when importing food into Australia?” we consider whether, and to what extent, a GRAS notification is relevant when considering Australian product compliance for an import from the US.

We hope you enjoy this May 2022 edition of FoodLegal Bulletin!

John Thisgaard, Jenny Awad and Joe Lederman

FoodLegal Bulletin

This is general information rather than legal advice and is current as of 3 May 2022. We therefore recommend you seek legal advice for your particular circumstances if you want to rely on advice or information to be a basis for any commercial decision-making by you or your business.